February 11, Chicago, Il
Led by a 64-year-old gunman, three armed robbers wearing bulletproof vests stole $118,140 from a Palos Heights bank Wednesday afternoon, but were quickly captured after turning onto a dead-end street.Generally, crime is the province of youth. I guess as life expectancy increases people may start to cross to the other side of the street when they see my 84 year old mum-in-law walk by.
Police were able to arrest the three within a mile of the TCF Bank, 6410 W. 127th St. in the southwest suburb, in part because of an alert employee standing outside the bank who saw the robbers enter around 5 p.m. The employee called 9-1-1, informing authorities of the robbery, according to a criminal complaint filed today.
The man then followed the three robbers, who got into a gray Ford F-150 and crashed into a snow bank while leaving the bank's parking lot, until a Palos Heights police officer spotted the vehicle.